Sunday, October 17, 2010

First results...

It would have been a perfect start, had Van Der Sar not made that howler against WBA... Anyway, it wasn't a bad start with all the rest of the predictions right on target. The Dewhurst confirmed that Frankel is the best 2-year old this year, but I agree with many that Dream Ahead did not produce his A-game. As I was mentioning, confronting Frankel after only 2-weeks rest at 8 furlongs did not seem the best option for the son of Diktat. After the race, his trainer Simcock vindicated these thoughts saying the race came too soon for him. Dream Ahead could be a very serious horse on sprint distances next year. As for Frankel, of course he is the main contender, but not a certain lock for next year's 2000 Guineas (think St Nick Abbey). Hopefully he can be the next superstar horse. Probably his main rivals will be across the pond in Ireland (think Pathfork, Casamento, or some of the Coolmore 2-year olds that improve dramatically at 3). Anyway, it's still early at this stage to speculate reagarding the Guineas picture next year, and certainly it's not worth having an ante-post bet on Frankel for the Guineas at this stage since the odds are so short. So much can change until then, so I'll leave it at that.

I can't find any interesting or sure bets for Lingfield or Yarmouth tomorrow, so I won't speculate. But there are some great Champions League match-ups coming up this week, and I'm going to post my views very soon. Stay tuned.

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